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  • Chase County added to statewide radio network

    Thirty-eight of state’s 93 counties now on system By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Chase County became one of 27 central and western Nebraska counties this month to join the statewide radio network planned for Nebraska. A total of 38 counties i...
  • Legislature contemplating five-cent gas tax increase

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A five-cent per gallon increase on the excise tax placed on motor vehicle fuels would be used to complete the Nebraska expressway system under a bill currently held in the Legislature’s Revenue Committee. LB 796 was...
  • Apparent scam involving EMS card circulating in area

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican For just a one-time charge of $398.25 and a monthly billing of $9.95, local residents can get an EMS card so their medical information is readily available to emergency responders. However, an Imperial resident who wa...
  • Great Plains serving Nebraska for 100 years

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Great Plains Communications has been serving the telecommunications needs of rural Nebraska since 1910. That includes over 60 years of service in Imperial. Now in its fourth generation of family ownership, Great Plain...
  • New nursing staff members join Chase County Hospital

    There are three new faces among the nursing staff working at Chase County Community Hospital on the night shift. Robyn Lange, RN, is a native of Chase County, and a 1996 Chase County High School graduate. She earned her nursing degrees at College of St. M...
  • Mother Nature needs memo spring is near

    Spring arrives on Saturday, March 20. However, Mother Nature may need a reminder of that upcoming date on the calendar. Snow again visited the Imperial area early this week, starting Sunday night and continuing on Monday. It brought another two and a ha...
  • NRD looking at funding through Improvement Project Area

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Several months ago, the Upper Republican Natural Resources District hired a Lincoln law firm to look for other funding methods to pay for compact compliance activities. That investment may be paying dividends. Dur...
  • Late filings result in several races for elected office

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican A big surge of filings for elective office hit the Chase County Clerk’s office in the final days before Monday’s deadline. Chase County Clerk/Election Commissioner Debbie Clark said Friday was a busy day, and a fe...
  • Bill to ban texting being considered by Legislature

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican A bill that would ban texting by drivers while operating a vehicle in motion is being considered by the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee of the Nebraska Legislature. Testimony was first heard Feb. 9 on ...
  • County hospital foundation’s appreciation event big success

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican More than 120 people attended the Chase County Hospital Foundation’s dessert theater Saturday night at the Chase County Schools auditorium and commons area. The event was designed to show appreciation to foundatio...
  • New sex offender registration law in effect

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Following the passage of LB 285 in last year’s legislative session, new requirements for the Nebraska Sex Offender Registration Act went into effect in January, 2010.      The law also changed the registration ...
  • K-6 students to be treated to ‘Science Discovery’ event

    The Edgerton Explorit Center (Nebraska’s hands-on science center) of Aurora, NE will present “Science Discovery,” a one-day hands-on science program for K-6 grade students Monday, March 8, at the Chase County Schools Longhorn gym. The excitement be...
  • St. Isidore Gift and Thrift opening up next week

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Hours of planning and remodeling are complete, and a new thrift store will open in Imperial on Monday, March 8. St. Isidore Gift and Thrift is located at the former St. Patrick Church Friendship Hall at 746 Broadway....
  • IMP continues to be hammered out by NRD, DNR

    NRD wants alternative funding options in the plan By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Representatives of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources took the wraps off an integrated management plan (IMP) Feb. 9 that would shut down Republican River ...
  • Former NFL players pump up for education

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Reach for effort, education and excellence, students at Chase County Schools were told last Wednesday. The students listened, because the speakers were two very large former National Football League players. Keith D...
  • Census alert letters should be in mailboxes soon

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County is one of many rural counties in Nebraska and the nation designated as “Update/Leave” by the 2010 Census. As such, 100  percent of the households in the county will shortly receive a letter from the ...
  • Monday final day to register as a candidate for 2010 elections

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican People wanting to put their names on the ballot for the 2010 election cycle only have until Monday at 5 p.m. to get the job done. The deadline to be a candidate in the May Primary is Monday, March 1 at 5 p.m. MT. T...
  • American Idol experience beneficial to Blake Marvin

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican After a “pretty positive” audition for the American Idol show, Blake Marvin of Englewood, Colo. has nothing but positive things to say about the talent show. Marvin, 24, is the grandson of Margaret and Bernard Mar...
  • Dan Kunnemann is elected treasurer of state fair board

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Chase County resident Dan Kunnemann has been elected treasurer of the Nebraska State Fair Board. At a meeting in Grand Island Feb. 12, Kunnemann joined the following on the executive board: Sallie Atkins of Halsey as ...
  • Health district to participate in full-scale stockpile exercise

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) has been asked by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to participate in a full-scale exercise related to the receipt and distribution of the Strate...

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